Solar-powered landfill with geomembrane

Local and federal officials announced plans to build a solar farm at a San Francisco area garbage dump to “serve as a model for innovative ways to combat climate change.”

The 19,000 solar panels planned for the closed-down West Winton Landfill in Hayward will be the signature piece of an unusual four-county effort to equip nearly 200 public buildings — city halls, fire stations, medical facilities — with the solar energy equivalent of powering more than 5,000 homes.

(READ the story in the SF Chronicle)

File Photo from East Coast – Story tip Mike McGinley